So there is a lot of debate how the new ZBS scoring system will work, in particular at Regionals and Nationals. At Eastern Regionals, there is usually the option of being scored as an E or an L for most divisions. At Nationals, it seems to me that usually most divisions are L, with a few (example B1 and M10 being E because AWSA speeds for those divisions differ from IWWF).
The ZBS survey that AWSA just circulated states that ZBS will be used at Regionals and Nationals.The rules require that Nationals be an L or E (Open usually being an R). Since ZBS is an AWSA rule and NOT a IWWF rule, in my view under IWWF rules and AWSA 1.01 (D) you can't use ZBS in an L or R. Therefore, it seems to me, if ZBS is used in Regionals and Nationals, those tournaments must be scored as an E.
Maybe I'm all wet on this, but it brings me to my point: there is AWSA judge's and scores clinic on line on March 11. It's probably pretty important to attend the clinic if you are an official. Details are on the three event page at USAWS website.
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